I was posting stuff on the KXF-forum, and people are very positive to their bikes. That doesn't play well with my personal experience and Eric Gorr seems to think the KXF and RMZ has issues: "Kawasaki KXF 2004-07 & Suzuki RMZ250 2004-07 This has to be the most unreliable dirt bike ever built. And the good news is we can help you out. The entire engine is littered with an overwhelming design thought process of planned obsolescence." http://www.eric-gorr.com/mxenginerebuilding.html As a CRF-onwer I know Honda had issues, and I'm in promoting the bike religiously. This color of your bike becomes almost a religion. I try to tune that down. Anyway, I'm thinking of trying a YZF and KXF for a change. I'm a bit fragile financially since I'm a student, so I looking for a bike that holds together. I'm pretty sure a CRF would do the job, but I'm very interested to test something different for a change. I have been riding red to long to see the advantages of it. So what is my maybe a bit naive question (on a CRF forum) your view about the KXF (seems like a very good chassis) and the YZF (not as god chassis, but no one can blame that bike for reliable issues?) I don't know about you, but going from a 05 to a newer CRF feels a bit pointless if you want the feeling of something different.